The Paxil birth defects mass tort currently being heard in a Philadelphia court is approaching conclusion. The mass tort once comprised approximately 1,000 lawsuits, and currently includes only two, according to an article recently published by Law.com.
A majority of the lawsuits in the Paxil mass tort were settled without a trial. Even so, a substantial number of these lawsuits were either transferred from the state court in Philadelphia to a federal court, or were sent back to their state of origin.
With legal proceedings wrapping up in Philadelphia, St. Louis is now considered the focal point for Paxil birth defects lawsuits, as a sizable number of cases are currently pending there.
Carey Danis & Lowe, a law firm headquartered in St. Louis, is hoping for a swift conclusion in these cases, as the lives of so many families have been negatively impacted.
Women across the country, along with their families, have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of Paxil, GlaxoSmithKline, alleging that use of their SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy resulted in their children developing life-altering birth defects. Paxil birth defects range from heart defects, such as a hole in the heart, to persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) to Craniosynostosis. A more comprehensive list of birth defects can be reviewed here: Paxil birth defects list.
Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug litigation, and currently represents women and their families in Paxil birth defects lawsuits. If you or a loved one used Paxil during pregnancy, and your child was born with a birth defect, we encourage you to begin reviewing your legal options and compensation eligibility with one of our defective drug lawyers today.
Our lawyers are available to listen to your Paxil story. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.References: Paxil, Pharmaceutical litigation